Friday, September 12, 2014

Review: Finding Bliss

Finding Bliss by Dina Silver

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing, 2013
268 pages, kindle edition
Source: Freebie from Amazon

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Chloe Carlyle has always longed for the perfect family. Growing up with an alcoholic single mother, she has seen her share of heartbreak and disappointment, and is striving to build a new legacy for herself. After graduating from college, she takes a job working as a summer girl for the Reeds - a wealthy, accomplished family that personifies her American dream. Her summer takes an unexpected turn when the Reeds' eldest son Tyler, the star quarterback for Notre Dame, shows up and turns her life upside down. An ambitious young woman with a wry sense of humor, Chloe never imagined herself as the type to succumb to the looks and charms of the hometown hero, but she falls hard for Tyler, and is devastated when they part ways at the end of the summer. As she heads off to law school, Chloe tries to convince herself this was just a fling, but she can't quite get over him. It's not until Tyler contacts her out of the blue late one winter night that everything changes. After doing everything in her power to build the perfect life, Chloe soon learns that there are things beyond her control. She must draw on inner reserves of strength as her life takes unpredictable - and sometimes heartbreaking - twists and turns, and she finds herself faced with decisions she never thought she?d have to make. Poignant, heartfelt, and emotional, Finding Bliss is a reminder that you don't have to live a fairy tale life in order to have a happy ending.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this book it is a candid and thoughful look into the life of a girl on the cusp of adulthood, how she spends her final summer before going to law school and the relationship's she developes over that time and afterwards.

Chloe has had an unusual upbringing, with an alcoholic mother. But she has managed to put this behind her and is getting ready to move onto the challenge of becoming a lawyer. She meets Tyler several times whilst at school and babysitting his younger brother and sister, and with him being the school football star she has a crush on him. Its only whilst spending summer looking after his siblings at their families lake house that things develope further.

This is one of those books that you can snuggle up, or chill out by the pool with. There are are few twists and turns, but I smiled and had contented sigh to myself at the end. Worth a read if you are looking for something light and entertaining.

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